I know I have been obsessively posting about Aldi lately, but I just can’t help it. I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it! (Surely you all get the reference since we just had Christmas…)
First off, I want to clarify that I am not sponsored by or affiliated with Aldi. But man, I wish I was! I just truly love their products and want to share about their incredible prices in order to help you all out.
All my fellow Aldi shoppers out there already understand why I love this place so dearly. Ethan and I are still pretty newly married, which means he is still adjusting to my inherent need to keep the fridge, freezer and pantry fully stocked 24/7. In an effort to prevent him from having a heart attack from grocery bills, we started going to Aldi shortly after we got married. Little did I know, it would quickly become the place where we do 90% of our grocery shopping.
Not only are the prices at Aldi unbeatable, but they have so many products that are absolutely dietitian approved. Since I’m raving about this place on Instagram all the time, I thought I would let you know which Aldi items are my favorites so you can keep an eye out on your next trip.
I have gotten several messages asking whether or not the produce at Aldi is organic. The answer is yes and no. They do have a ton of organic items throughout the store, including the produce section, but they also have some conventionally grown produce as well. I personally do not eat 100% organic, mostly because I can’t afford to and I do my best to wash my produce as well as possible. However, Aldi has made it a lot easier to incorporate more organic items into my diet at an affordable price.
If eating 100% organic is non-negotiable for you, I completely respect that. You will still be able to find a ton of great stuff at Aldi, likely for half the price of organic products that you will find at other natural food stores. For example, I got a 16 oz bag of organic quinoa at Aldi for less than four dollars. I’m pretty sure that would’ve been closer to $10 anywhere else. Avocados at Aldi are around $0.50 cents each. At some stores you will pay close to $3 for just ONE avocado. These prices are nuts, and the quality is absolutely worth the hype.
I also want to point out that these items might not be available at every Aldi location, as they all seem to be a little bit different. The one that we go to most often is very new, and has a better selection than most. If any of the items on this list are not at your Aldi location, you should let them know you’d like to see it and maybe they’ll add it to that store!
I’m going to separate my favorite Aldi finds into categories to make it easier for you to navigate.
Let’s start with my favorite — Produce:
Other produce items at Aldi that I love, but were not pictured:
- Large carrots
- Baby carrots
- Brussels sprouts
- Snap peas
- They also have a lot of seasonal produce available, such as spaghetti squash, butternut squash and acorn squash
Next up — Go-To Grains:
Some people will tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t eat bread. Unless you have celiac disease or a legitimate gluten intolerance, that just isn’t true. I don’t recommend eating it for every single meal by any means, but it can definitely be included in a healthy, well-balanced diet! However, I do encourage choosing whole grains whenever possible since they are higher in fiber and more nutrient-dense overall! Here are some of my go-to grains at Aldi.
Next group — Dairy:
Again, if you don’t tolerate dairy or don’t eat it for whatever reason, just skip past this section. However, my husband and I love dairy, and eat it quite often, as it is delicious and a good source of protein and calcium. String cheese is one of our all-time favorite snacks! And you already know how much we love pizza… ?
Next Section — Dry Goods/Miscellaneous:
Meat & Eggs:
I am not a huge meat eater, and thankfully Ethan is okay with that, so I haven’t tried a ton of the meat that they have available at Aldi, but here are a few of my favorites. I know they have a ton of other things to offer in the meat section that I should probably try too!
I absolutely LOVE these turkey burgers. These are only $5.99 for 12 burgers and the only ingredients are turkey, rosemary extract, and salt. That’s it! They are super tasty, and as I mentioned before, we love eating them on sandwich thins.
I really like the veggie burgers pictured on the left to throw in wraps (like the whole wheat ones in the grains section), and they just got a ton of new Earth Grown veggie burgers on the right. They look super similar to all of the Morning Star and Boca products at other stores, but much cheaper. I’ve never tried most of them but I’m anxious to! However, I have tried the Earth Grown Black Bean burgers before and I personally don’t like them. I much prefer the Morning Star black bean burgers.
Now that you know all of my favorite products, here are some of the delicious meals you can make with them!
Here’s an example of a smoothie I’ll make using the frozen fruit from Aldi. I always freeze any bananas we don’t use instead of throwing them away, and then toss them in smoothies along with strawberries, blueberries and mango chunks! Other smoothie additions that I love: Further Food Collagen (this is an affiliate link; discount code is wellnessforthewin), Greek yogurt and protein powder.
Ethan and I typically end up spending around $60 a week on groceries at Aldi, which is pretty amazing, considering the amount of items we are able to buy for that price. If you have not yet checked out Aldi, I hope this post encouraged you to do so, and gave you an idea of what to look for while you’re there!
Please let me know what you think if you go check out Aldi for the first time or try any of these products!! I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Talk to you soon!